There is, in Jane Gardam's writing, the air of a magician. Each story unfolds with precision, art concealing art, and with a marvellously satisfying punch line
A spare and elegant master of her art
Exuberant narration and stylish dialogue; I read it with relish... powerful and haunting.
Marvellously precise sleight-of-hand short stories.
All the stories possess a delicacy and economy which leaves one, having read them, with just the right measure of pleasurable incompleteness
Assured and enjoyable
She does fiction as it should be done, with confidence and insight